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Block Party 2022

June 25 – August 28, 2022

Kirk Douglas Theatre
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Block Party 2022

Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

The biggest curtain call in Los Angeles returns to the Douglas for a fourth season with Block Party 2022. Join Center Theatre Group in applauding the talent, diversity, and ingenuity of our community of 250-plus Los Angeles theatre companies. We’re excited to remount recent productions from two intimate L.A. theatres—showcasing their outstanding work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Truly Block Party is a celebration of the great love and support existing throughout our city’s theatre scene.

To T, or Not To T?

A Comedic Trans Journey through (T)estosterone and Masculinity

June 25 – July 10, 2022

In this hilariously intimate reflection on taking T(estosterone) and transitioning, award-winning storyteller meets stand-up comedian, D’Lo, invites you on his quest to embody a beautiful masculinity that upholds his queer and feminist politic. It’s a vibrant, multi-faceted journey from idolizing his immigrant father (the man who matters most to him), to growing up on hip-hop, to learning from feminist elders, to finding deep connection with studs/bois and other trans masculine folks.

Come along for the ride as D’Lo navigates becoming the beautiful hu(man) he was always meant to be while trying to bridge two very different worlds—his traditional Tamil Sri Lankan family and his Queer/Trans chosen family—and bring them together in celebration and love. To T Or Not To T? That is the question. Come for an answer…and a laugh.

"Relentlessly energetic. D'Lo is exuberant, warm, and lovable [...] as he describes the heartbreaks and victories on the road to knowing himself."
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Directed by
Adelina Anthony

Written and Performed

The Art Couple

AUGUST 13 - AUGUST 28, 2022

So, legendary painters Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh become roommates. If this sounds like the set-up to a lost Neil Simon play—you’re halfway there. The Art Couple is the irreverent new comedy about an odd pair of artists that may or may not have starred in the original draft of The Odd Couple. One is a Parisian clean freak. The other is an absinthe-guzzling, Dutch slob. And when these opposites hole up in a French country cabin for a creative retreat, the barbs fly faster than oil splashing across canvas. All the while, in a less distant past, Neil Simon is bouncing ideas off a mysterious stranger trying to come up with his next big play.

Written by Ted Lasso co-creator Brendan Hunt (Emmy Award® winner for Outstanding Comedy Series) and featuring a stellar ensemble cast, this send-up of dueling geniuses paints a portrait of the inner struggles of all artists—from world-famous painters to soon-to-be-famous playwrights. In the meantime, can Vincent and Paul get along before someone loses an ear?

"The Venn diagram where high art intersects with fart jokes."


Written By
Brendan Hunt
Directed by
Lauren Van Kurin
Scenic Designer
Deanne Millais
Costume Designer
Linda Muggeridge
Lighting Designer
Andrew Schmedake
Sound Designer
Ben Rock
Projection Designer
Corwin Evans
Properties Designer
Ashley Crow
Fight Consultant
Trampas Thomas
Production Stage Manager
Rachel Manheimer
Brendan Hunt
Bryan Bellomo
Clayton Farris
Ryan Patrick
Marie-Francoise Theordore
Kristyn Evelyn
Laura Schein
Joel Scher

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Friends Ticket Presale

On sale: January 31, 2022

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On sale: February 2, 2022

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On sale: February 9, 2022

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Performance Length

To T, or Not To T? : Approximately 1 hour with no intermission.

The Art Couple : Approximately 2 hours with one intermission.


Health & Safety Policy

We require all guests to wear a mask and provide proof of full vaccination along with a government or education issued photo ID upon arrival. Booster shots are strongly recommended. Unvaccinated guests, including children or those with a medical or religious reason must provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to attendance, or a negative rapid antigen test taken no more than 24 hours prior. All tests must be administered by a professional. At-home tests will not be accepted.

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American Express® Card Member Performance

To T, or Not To T?: June 30, 2022
The Art Couple: August 18, 2022

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Stage Talks

To T, or Not To T?: July 6, 2022
The Art Couple: August 24, 2022

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Opening Night

To T, or Not To T?: June 29, 2022
The Art Couple: August 17, 2022